The CIO’s Secret Weapon: Automation

Operational continuity in the age of COVID-19 has been difficult for healthcare CIOs. They have been tasked with implementing new technologies like telehealth, while maintaining the safety of their teams and shifting to a work from home environment. In order to prevent long-term disruption, CIOs expect a bigger emphasis on increasing operational efficiency in 2022Continue reading “The CIO’s Secret Weapon: Automation”

Top Healthcare Technology Trends for 2022

There is no one-size-fits-all approach in healthcare. There are many challenges, roadblocks, and ever-changing conditions. This was especially evident in the last year as we worked to support people and improve healthcare processes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As we position CIOs and other HealthIT executives for continued challenges in 2022, we look at trends andContinue reading “Top Healthcare Technology Trends for 2022”

The Great Resignation Affects Healthcare

A record-high of 4.4 million people, or 3% of workers, quit their jobs in September according to the Labor Department’s latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover survey. Hires and total separations were at 6.5 million and 6.2 million, respectively. Automation tools have proven successful for healthcare organizations looking to alleviate administrative burdens, mitigate turnovers, speedContinue reading “The Great Resignation Affects Healthcare”

Is RPA the Future of Revenue Sustainability?

2020 was a difficult year for hospitals. Losses due to the pandemic were projected to be at least $323.1 billion in the US. In addition, over three dozen hospitals closed their doors due to fluctuating volumes. And it’s not just hospitals that have been affected. Providers of all kinds — from primary care physicians andContinue reading “Is RPA the Future of Revenue Sustainability?”

Why Business Process Automation Is Essential For The Healthcare Sector

Business process automation has proven to be imperative for the healthcare ecosystem, improving business functions, speeding data migrations, and empowering human teams by streamlining repetitive, tedious tasks. What Does Business Process Automation Look Like in Healthcare? The goal of automation is not to replace healthcare staff, but rather to augment the human workforce and enableContinue reading “Why Business Process Automation Is Essential For The Healthcare Sector”

Automation Helps Hospitals Survive Narrowing Margins During the Pandemic

Due to the complexity of the pandemic, more than a third of US hospitals are estimated to maintain negative operating margins through the end of 2021 as overall expenses continue to be higher than pre-pandemic levels, according to a recent report prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates. In the face of mounting pressures, health systemsContinue reading “Automation Helps Hospitals Survive Narrowing Margins During the Pandemic”

Bridging Data Gaps in COVID-19 Reporting and Tracking

Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the Delta variant is the most dominant COVID-19 strain. Eighteen months into the pandemic, there are at least twenty states that are still having difficulties filling the data gaps in reporting and tracking information. States track diseases in different ways, and mostContinue reading “Bridging Data Gaps in COVID-19 Reporting and Tracking”

COVID-19 Booster Shots Create Headaches For Healthcare System

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine on Monday August 23rd. The first vaccine to get FDA approval is the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, marketed as Comirnaty. It is expected that FDA approval of the Moderna vaccine will follow. The FDA authorized booster shots for immunocompromised patients across the U.S. on AugustContinue reading “COVID-19 Booster Shots Create Headaches For Healthcare System”

How Healthcare Automation Builds Post-Pandemic Business Continuity

The COVID-19 pandemic placed additional pressure on CIOs to accelerate their digital transformation efforts. The unparalleled demand for services, facilities, staffing, and public health tracking created chaos in healthcare. Critical areas of focus like telemedicine, lab testing, and revenue cycle management required efficient processes be implemented at warp speed. There were no longer continued discussionsContinue reading “How Healthcare Automation Builds Post-Pandemic Business Continuity”

Executive Order Tackles Healthcare Price, Transparency, and Competition

Lack of competition is a key reason for President Biden’s executive order, “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.” The proposed order tackles four key areas where a lack of competition in healthcare increases prices and reduces access to quality care: prescription drug costs, hospital consolidation, health insurance choice, and hearing aid access. Among other things,Continue reading “Executive Order Tackles Healthcare Price, Transparency, and Competition”